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       gist - browse binary cgm graphics files


       gist [[ -in ] cgmfile ] [ page-number-list ] [ options ]


       Gist  is a binary CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) browser.  It reads an input cgmfile and
       produces output to the X window system, PostScript  files  (which  can  be  printed  using
       lpr(1)),  or  another  binary  CGM file.  The cgmfile may be a family of CGMs; a family is
       recognized whenever the final one  or  two  characters  of  the  filenames  (excluding  an
       optional  trailing  ".cgm")  are  digits  in  a  numerical  sequence  (e.g.- myfile00.cgm,
       myfile01.cgm, myfile02.cgm, etc.).  In this case, the cgmfile argument should be the  name
       of  the  first file in the family; gist will automatically hop back and forth from file to
       file as necessary.  (A single page must not be split across files, and each file must be a
       legal  CGM  in its own right.)  When gist opens a CGM for input, it must catalog the pages
       in the file by scanning through the file to find them.  This cataloguing  operation  takes
       place  in  the background while gist waits for your input.  Therefore, if you open a large
       family of CGMs, gist will be able to display the first few pages immediately, but  if  you
       ask  for  the  last few pages, you will have to wait until the catalog is complete.  After
       gist has catalogued the input family, you can render any page without delay.

       -in cgmfile         The -in is necessary if and only if the cgmfile  name  begins  with  a
                           digit or - sign.

       -ps psout           to specify a PostScript output file.

       -cgm cgmout         to specify a binary CGM output file.

       -display host:server.screen
                           to  specify an X server connection.  If this option is not given, gist
                           will use the DISPLAY environment variable.

       -75                 create window(s) at 75 dpi (small window)

       -100                create window(s) at 100 dpi (large window, default)

       -geometry WxH       create window(s) with specified width and height (in pixels)

       -gks                create window(s) at 8x8 inches (default 6x6).  If your  cgm  file  was
                           NOT created by yorick(1), this may be a better guess at an appropriate
                           window size.  You can also resize the gist window  using  your  window
                           manager or -geometry.

       -nd                 to  suppress  the  automatic  display  of  the first picture when gist
                           starts in interactive mode

       -b                  to run in batch mode (either -cgm  or  -ps  must  also  be  specified,
                           implies -nd)

       -f                  to  run  in  filter mode, placing PostScript output on stdout (implies

       -x                  to run as a pure X window program (no keyboard)

       -fmbug              to compensate for a bug in FrameMaker, reverse the  EPS  preview  top-
                           for-bottom  in  EPS  files.  But I recommend using ghostscript(1) from
                           project GNU to convert gist's PostScript output files into  EPS  files
                           instead of gist's EPS command, which makes much cruder preview images.

       -bg0fg1             commercial  packages  which produce CGM files may use color index 0 to
                           mean background, index 1 to mean foreground, despite their own palette
                           -- this switch compensates

       -nowarn             suppress all but first warning message

       is  any  number  of  space-delimited  list elements; each element has one of the following

       m                   just page m

       m-n                 pages m through n, inclusive

       m-n-s               pages m through n in steps of s Using m<=0 or n>=total number of pages
                           is legal, causing the loop to terminate at the end-of-file (or end-of-

       Thus, pages 3, 5, 7, 9, 31, and 17 through 26 (in that order) would be specified as:
        3-9-2 31 17-26

       A page number list on the command line is most useful in conjunction with  the  -b  or  -f

       Unless  the  -b  or  -f  options  were  specified,  gist expects further commands from the
       keyboard, or typed in its X window.  Keyboard commands are:

       open cgmfile        open a new CGM for input, closing the current input CGM.  This has  no
                           effect on any output device.

       quit                finish  and  close any output files, then exit.  Synonyms for the quit
                           command are exit and end.

       cgm cgmout [size]   create a new output CGM.  If size is specified, the file will be split
                           into  a  family  whose  members  are  about that size in bytes as more
                           frames are added.  The default family member size is four megabytes.

       ps psout            create a new output PostScript file.  The  lpr(1)  utility  can  print
                           PostScript files.

       display host:server.screen [dpi]
                           create  a  new output X window.  The dpi (dots per inch) can be either
                           75 (a small window), or 100 (a large window, the default).

       draw [page-number-list]
                           render the specified pages on the  "drawing"  devices  (X  windows  by

       send [page-number-list]
                           render  the specified pages on the "sending" devices (PostScript files
                           and CGMs by default).

       info                list current output devices and their states.  Also prints the current
                           input CGM and page number.

       draw to dev1 [dev2...]
                           specify  "drawing"  devices;  dev1,  dev2,  etc.,  are  device numbers
                           printed by the info command.  By default, X windows are the  "drawing"

       send to dev1 [dev2...]
                           specify  "sending"  devices;  dev1,  dev2,  etc.,  are  device numbers
                           printed by the info command.  By default, PostScript  files  and  CGMs
                           are the "sending" devices.

       free dev1 [dev2 ...]
                           close  the  output  file  or  X  window;  dev1, dev2, etc., are device
                           numbers printed by the info command.

       eps epsout          create an encapsulated PostScript file, render the current page there,
                           then  close  it.   This command is provided only for sites without the
                           project GNU ghostscript(1)  program.   Ghostscript's  ps2epsi  command
                           produces  an  infinitely better preview bitmap.  If you are interested
                           in this command, get ghostscript; it's free software.

       help [topic]        prints a summary of these commands.  If specified, topic is one of the
                           command  names;  gist  prints  a  more  detailed  description  of that

       Any of these commands may be abbreviated to the shortest  part  of  their  name  which  is
       unique -- dr for draw, s for send, etc.

       The  following  commands may be typed either in a gist X window or at the keyboard prompt.
       The n is a prefix consisting of zero or more digits; if you do not specify n  the  default
       is always 1.

       nf    advance n pages and draw

       nb    back up n pages and draw

       ng    go to page n and draw

       s     send the current page to all "sending" devices

       q     quit

       If  the -x option is specified on the command line, gist can be run in the background like
       other X window programs.  In this case, only the window commands will be recognized.


       To print every page of a CGM file family myfile00.cgm:
        gist myfile00.cgm -f | lpr
       To print only pages 3, 5, 7, 9, 31, and 17 through 26 (in that order):
        gist myfile00.cgm 3-9-2 31 17-26 -f | lpr

       To start gist as a pure X window program, with output to PostScript file
        gist myfile00.cgm -ps -x &
       Type the f, b or g commands in the gist graphics window to navigate through  myfile00.cgm.
       Use the s command to write the current page into; the q command quits.

       To use gist on foreign.cgm which was not generated by Yorick, try:
        gist -75 -gks -bg0fg1 foreign.cgm


       David H. Munro, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


       Y_SITE  refers to the Yorick site directory; use the help command in yorick(1) to find its
       name at your site:

       Y_SITE/gist/*            graphics style sheets, palettes, and PostScript template


       Gist is designed to convert yorick(1) binary CGM output files into  PostScript  perfectly.
       That is, running a yorick binary CGM through gist will produce exactly the same PostScript
       file (and X window) as yorick would have produced directly.

       However, the ANSI CGM standard  is  not  a  page  description  language  like  PostScript.
       Therefore,  non-yorick  CGMs  may or may not be acceptably rendered by Gist.  The -gks and
       -bg0fg1 options may help, but you can expect fonts, polymarkers, and line styles  to  look
       different with Gist than with other CGM browsers (.e.g- idt from NCAR graphics).

       If  gist cannot find the PostScript template Y_SITE/gist/, PostScript output will not

       You can't use multiple X windows to compare two different pages (they all display the same
       page).  Start a second copy of gist.

       On  pseudocolor  displays,  a  color image may require you to move the mouse into gist's X
       window to display properly.  Unless your window manager allows you to set  colormap  focus
       independently of keyboard focus, this can be annoying.